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  • Deputy Head, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Tom Kram is Deputy Head of the Department of Climate, Air and Energy at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Since 2001 he has been responsible for the development and application of the IMAGE integrated assessment modeling framework, working with national and international research partnerships. IMAGE addresses a wide range of global scale issues, with focus on relationships and feedback between natural and human systems. In particular, this has looked at land-use as pivot for climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation, e.g. bio-energy, re- and afforestation, while safeguarding provision of other ecological goods and services to humankind (food, water, biodiversity, etc.).

Alongside supporting for the Dutch government and EU projects on climate, he has worked on international assessments such as the OECD Environmental Outlooks of 2008 and 2012. Before PBL, he worked at ECN on sectoral and technological assessments, energy-economy-environment modeling, and energy, technology, materials and climate policy support work.

For over 10 years he was project head of the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Project of the IEA. Over the lifetime of IPCC, he has contributed in various functions and roles. He is co-chair of ICONICS, an international committee involved with development and promotion of the RCP/SSP framework for climate research scenarios and member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium IAMC.